Latest Missouri River News

A trip down one of Montana's great rivers -- the Mighty Mo'

Jun. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

COAL BANKS LANDING, Mont. (AP) — “Ju-dith Lan-ding,” followed by a rhythmic five-beat clap, rung through miles of cliffs as 14 people set out from Coal Banks Landing on Memorial Day weekend. The phrase, a popular one among this group of friends and fellow travelers,...

Body of missing Bismarck kayaker recovered in Missouri River

Jun. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The body of a Bismarck kayaker who went missing earlier this month was recovered by a fisherman, who brought it to shore. Joby Seagren, 41, went missing June 5 while kayaking with friends on the Missouri River in the Kimball Bottoms area south of...

Nebraska teen dies after trying to swim across Montana river

Jun. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Search crews in Montana on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old Nebraska boy who witnesses said had been trying to swim across the Missouri River. The Cascade County Sheriff's Office said search crews were called to an area along the river...

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

Jun. 11, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 08, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 7, 2021. Editorial: USACE And Lessons From 2011 The decade that’s passed since the Missouri River flood of 2011 has seen a lot of changes in the way we look at the river, and that also includes the entity that...

Authorities identify dead jet skier

Jun. 08, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after his jet ski tipped over on the Missouri River on Saturday. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release Monday that the man was 30-year-old Rodrigo Soto-Garcia of Bismarck. ...

Authorities end underwater search for missing kayaker

Jun. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have all but abandoned their search for a kayaker who went missing on the Missouri River south of Bismarck. Joby Seagren, 41, disappeared Saturday near a popular recreation area called Kimball Bottoms south of Bismarck. Other people in...

Iowa News Digest

Jun. 06, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast,...

Jet skier dies, kayaker goes missing on Missouri River

Jun. 06, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after a jet ski accident on the Missouri River south of Bismarck late Saturday, hours after a kayaker went missing in the same area in an unrelated incident. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said the incidents...

Missouri River expected to see lower flows this year

Jun. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Two years after Missouri River flooding ravaged parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, officials are now dealing with what's shaping up to be one of the river's driest years. Significantly less water is expected to flow into the river this...